Kristin helps business owners, investors and individuals negotiate and document all types of real estate transactions, including leases, purchase and sale transactions, easements and operating agreements, real estate financing and other real estate matters.

In particular, she specializes in retail, office and medical lease negotiations. Kristin regularly represents publicly-traded national restaurant and retail companies in connection with the leasing and purchases and sales of property throughout the country. Kristin is known for being responsive and efficient in meeting the needs of her clients and works to facilitate and complete complex transactions based on her clients’ business objectives. Kristin enjoys collaborating with clients proactively to identify and resolve potential risks.




  • University of Minnesota Law School, J.D., 2006, cum laude
  • University of Minnesota, B.A., 2002, summa cum laude


  • Minnesota Supreme Court, 2006
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, 2007



  • Rising Star—Real Estate, Minnesota Super Lawyers, 2017-2020

Civic & Professional

Professional Activities

  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Member and Certified Real Property Law Specialist
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Member
  • Minnesota Shopping Center Association, Member
  • Urban Land Institute, Member
  • Fredrikson Paralegal Committee, Member 
  • Fredrikson Space Planning Committee, Member


  • Alumni Board, 826 MSP

News & Insights

Publications & Presentations

Commercial Leasing Trends and Tips, Minnesota Commercial Association of Real Estate/Realtors (MNCAR), April 5, 2023

Co-Presenter, Lease Legalese: Why Do You Care?, Minnesota Real Estate Journal Healthcare & Medical Properties Summit, March 23, 2018

Co-Presenter, Commercial Real Estate Transactions, Minnesota CLE, July 28, 2016

A Checklist Approach to Handling a Commercial Real Estate Purchase and Sale, 2015 Real Estate Institute, October 22, 2015

Co-Author, “Closings and Closing Documents,” The Minnesota Real Estate Purchase & Sale Deskbook, Minnesota CLE

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